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Pedal power charges smartphones

A bike ride and a low cellphone battery helped launch a business for a group of teens in Sweden. The young entrepreneurs didn’t have much experience in electronics, but with some help, they have created a device that uses the spinning wheels of a bike to charge a cellphone. <br>Spinning Power UF, the …

How to invest for a deglobalizing world

The world is getting flatter. Old national boundaries are melting away. Information and goods are travelling around the world at speeds that would …

Outside's Best Travel Photography: June 2014

Photo: DomDaher/Red Bull<p>Sans-pressurized skydiving suit, Fréderic Fugen and Vincent Reffet exit an airplane 33,000 feet above the peaks. Luckily, they've jumped together over 10,000 times so far.<p>Photo: Mark Clinton<p>Sunbeams and green peaks cut through a stunning morning scene as Mark Clinton's …

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More Than 50 People Were Shot In Chicago Over The Holiday Weekend

At least 50 people were shot in Chicago, 12 of them fatally, in a wave of violence over the long Fourth of July holiday weekend.<p>The Chicago Tribune called it "the greatest burst of gun violence Chicago has seen this year."<p>The numbers came from The Associated Press. <i>The Tribune</i> had higher numbers and …

USS Constitution ventures out for turnaround on Independence Day

USS Constitution fans enjoy one of its final spins around harbor before drydocking

Foul weather canceled, delayed, or cut short other major Fourth of July traditions around Boston this year, but the USS Constitution refused to bow …

USS Constitution - Charlestown, MA

You wanna be smarter and live longer? Then drink and have more sex.

If you found yourself downing glass after glass of wine during a holiday party to the judgmental stares of some teetotaler that somehow snuck in, …

You Are Here: The 13 Best Maps of 2013

Maps: Where would we be without them? This was banner year for beautiful, information-dense cartography, which provided a moment of self-reflection …

The Top 10 Time Capsules of 2013

It was an exciting year for time capsules! Am I allowed to say without getting my lunch money stolen and then violently stuffed into a locker?<p>The …

A Ticket to the End of the World

If you've watched with envy as the internet fills up with endless photo galleries of abandoned buildings in Detroit, perhaps now is your time to get …

Our Favorite Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Apps of the Week

Well, one holiday week has drawn to a close, and another is nearly upon us. Frankly, that means a slow-ish week for apps. And yet! There were still …

Watch This Etch A Sketch Tell the Story of Its Inventor

Drawing on an Etch A Sketch is hard. Well, it is if you want to do more than just make a horrible mess of angularity. But the squarish beauty of the …

Ninja Sphere: A one-stop intelligent Internet of Things platform for the home

Ninja Sphere was created by Sydney-based company, Ninja Blocks, which released its namesake product in 2011. Not unlike Twine, Ninja Blocks are …

Home Automation

Roku player software cracked open temporarily, root now to run XBMC later

Roku's line of set-top boxes have been popular thanks to their simple controls, large set of available apps (recently expanded to include YouTube for the new Roku 3) and hardware ranging in price from inexpensive to downright cheap. Still, despite an active and encouraged developer community with …

If You Believe The Farmer's Almanac, Get A Good Coat

If you believe The Farmer's Almanac, this upcoming winter is going to be pretty brutal for most of the country.<p>This is how Caleb Weatherbee, the pseudonym of the 197-year-old publication's official forecaster, put it in a piece today, announcing the new forecast:<p>"The 'Days of Shivery' are back! …

Beehive’s second spot, in Harvard Square; Newton’s newest restaurant, Cook; and a Central Square dumpling spot

Beat Hotel<p>You know and love the South End’s Beehive, now meet the hippie-inspired Beat Hotel, its sister restaurant in Harvard Square that recalls …

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Deadly Middle East Coronavirus Found In An Egyptian Tomb Bat

For nearly a year, disease detectives around the world have been trying to track down the source of a mysterious new virus in the Middle East that has infected 96 people and killed 47 since September.<p>Now it looks like they've pinpointed at least one place where the virus is hiding out.<p>Scientists at …

With Shoes To Match

I like to look at this picture and imagine it to be a typical scene on how people pick up escorts in Crazytown.<p>Unknown<p>With Shoes To Match, 5.8 out of …

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We put a new study to the test: Is eating out cheaper than cooking at home?

The subject line caught our eye: “New Study Finds Eating Out Is Cheaper Than Cooking at Home.” For people who love to cook, that’s pretty much like …

Nathaniel P. Morris is an addict. He's never been to rehab or brought it up with his doctor. But he definitely fits the definition of someone who devotes or surrenders himself to something habitually or obsessively. What’s his poison, you ask? Diet soda. Read about his (and America's) addiction. http://b.globe.com/18laltn

DoYouRemember receives $1M to glorify all things retro (exclusive)

DoYouRemember is a startup more focused on the past than the future. This “nostalgia” platform has announced raising $1 million in initial funding to celebrate all things retro.<p>DoYouRemember is a social media site and suite of mobile apps designed to bring together communities of people “passionate …

Daughters of Bulger's victims speak out